Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) is the umbrella organisation for the 12 Regional Orienteering squads based on the British Orienteering Regions.
JROS was set up to further develop the junior orienteering talent which is nurtured by the Regional Squads.
The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) are organising the usual four summer camps for juniors: 14s – 20s. Camps will be held at Lagganlia (near Aviemore), Deeside, Stockholm and Gothenburg. However these camps all run on volunteers and to run these camps successfully we need coaches and staff to help. This is a fantastic way for coaches to gain experience and swap ideas which they can use in their own coaching.
See the availability form for further details
25th - 26th November
JROS held its annual coaching camp for M/W16’s at Hawkshead Youth Hostel in the Lake District.
Report of the weekend now available.
Results of the Night Sprint Relay
This year’s Ward Junior Home International was hosted by Mid Wales Orienteering Club (MWOC) on behalf of Wales Orienteering Association and based at Pencelli, Brecon on 7th and 8th October.
Report and photos below.
The selection policies are now available for the 2018 training camps. See the individual camp entries for the full details.
The ‘Stockholm’ training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp ran from 8th August – 20th August 2017
Team Manager’s Report now available below.
The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp ran from 19th August to 28th August 2017
Team Manager’s Report now available below
What are the Objectives of JROS?
In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;
- Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
- Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
- To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
- Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
- To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches
How does it seek to meet these objectives?
Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.
JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.
JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and will seek to host further courses in the future.
‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion
as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)